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World's Oldest Mother Dies 3 years after birth of her twins

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Metella Wed 15-Jul-09 15:45:17

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2shoes Wed 15-Jul-09 15:46:01

that is sad, poor family

Callisto Wed 15-Jul-09 16:16:35

Very, very sad. I wonder if the strain of pregnancy and childbirth exacerbated the cancer? I know how much pregnancy took out of me and I'm nearly half her age.

CarGirl Wed 15-Jul-09 16:19:32

sadly if you get cancer when you're pregnant your basically stuffed, the cancer cells multiply rapidly feeding off the pregnancy hormones or so I've been told.

It was one of my irrational fears when pregnant!

CMOTdibbler Wed 15-Jul-09 16:21:58

Cargirl - that isn't true as a generality. Some very specific types can be affected by hormones, but they are in the minority

CarGirl Wed 15-Jul-09 16:26:41

really, that's good news. I suppose the other dilema that not all option of treatment are open to you when you're pregnant.

blametheparents Wed 15-Jul-09 16:31:18

How sad sad

CMOTdibbler Wed 15-Jul-09 16:31:42

No, thats very true. Although depending on the cancer site, it is possible to use surgery or radiotherapy (I treated a few pregnant ladies in my old job) during pregnancy.

morningpaper Wed 15-Jul-09 16:32:09

very sad indeed

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Wed 15-Jul-09 16:40:38

That is very sad. Hopefully the twins have lots of family around them to care for them and bring them up.

TheChilliMooseisOnTheLoose Wed 15-Jul-09 16:43:51

How sad that any child should be left without a mother.
66 is too old to have had children IMO, although, of course, she could have got cancer at any age.

KIMItheThreadSlayer Wed 15-Jul-09 16:47:51

So sad for the children sad

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 15-Jul-09 16:54:24

That is just awful for the children.

I read about a 72 year old who is having IVF to have a child. shock

edam Wed 15-Jul-09 17:10:58

poor boys. Hope they have close family who can care for them.

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